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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Profile of Bangladesh published by UNICEF, highlighting demographics, nutritional status, and infant and young child feeding statistics.

Tracking Progress on Child and Maternal Nutrition: A Survival and Development Priority. United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF); 2008 Nov; 47-48.

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Gaps between breastfeeding awareness and practices in Vietnamese mothers result from inadequate support in health facilities and social norms

Nguyen TT, Nguyen PH, Hajeebhoy N, Frongillo E. Gaps between breastfeeding awareness and practices in Vietnamese mothers result from inadequate support in health facilities and social norms. Journal of Nutrition. First published September 3, 2014, doi: 10.3945/​jn.114.198226.  Read abstract.

Lao Dong Newspaper: Reducing malnutrition, an imperative for ASEAN

Nemat Hajeebhoy, Programme Director, Alive & Thrive Viet Nam.
Greg Duly, Save the Children, Regional Director, Southeast and East Asia

September 18, 2014


There is a silent killer claiming the lives of thousands of children. Every year, in Southeast Asia, 346,000 children die before their fifth birthday, with nearly half of those deaths (45%) from poor nutrition. 

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Program impact pathway analysis of a social franchise model shows potential to improve infant and young child feeding practices in Viet Nam

Publication Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014

Nguyen PH, Menon P, Keithly SC, Kim SS, Hajeebhoy N, Tran LM, Ruel MT, Rawat R. Program impact pathway analysis of a social franchise model shows potential to improve infant and young child feeding practices in Viet Nam. Journal of Nutrition. First published online August 28, 2014 as doi: 10.3945/jn.114.194464. 

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/08/20/jn.114.196964.full.pdf

 

Toolkit: Resources for IYCF Support Groups

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

This toolkit catalogues and provides electronic links to resources developed in Viet Nam to improve the quality of counseling on IYCF through support groups.

Franchise Monitoring Manual

The manual describes the system for monitoring the social franchises providing nutrition counseling services  in Viet Nam and includes the monitoring forms and report templates.

Opinion leader research on nutrition in Viet Nam

This report summarizes interviews collected by A&T to better understand the policy environment related to IYCF in Viet Nam. The results include perspectives of decision makers and influential community leaders across four provinces in Viet Nam.

Lessons learned in advocacy by Alive & Thrive

A set of briefs summarizes the lessons in advocacy and policy dialogue in the first years of Alive & Thrive; outlines the process; presents the issues, actors, and challenges; and offers recommendations for action.

Viet Nam Mass Media E-Magazine

This eMagazine shows the strategy behind A&T’s “talking babies” campaign—how it has changed knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and—most importantly—life-saving behaviors.